We have been in the house for 4 days due to snow and ice. We live up a quarter mile hill from the highway and although we plowed out the top of the driveway our car doesn't have 4WD so we aren't trusting our ability to maneuver through the packed down ice/snow streets. Unlike all my fellow bloggers I am not rushing to bake. In fact, my husband called me a reluctant baker. I am... reluctant to mix it, make it, bake it and clean it up.
This though? This was pure heaven to make up (that's right, I just winged this entire recipe) and cook on the fly! Let's call them delicious.
Maple Glazed Goodness of Nuts
- 2 Cups Pecans
- 1 Cup Raw Almonds (you could substitute any nuts that you had on hand)
- Approximately 2/3 Cup Maple Syrup (I don't measure when I cook very often, hence the approximate)
- 1/2 Cup Honey
- 1 tsp Ginger
- 1 tsp Allspice
- 2 tsp Cinnamon (You could totally use any other spices that you have on hand and prefer. Maybe you are a nutmeg and clove person, go for it. Although back down a bit on the cloves, that is one wicked spicy spice.)
- Dash of Kosher Salt
- 2 tsp Olive Oil
- Place nuts on parchment paper lined baking sheet in 350 degree oven for 7 minutes. I did not preheat the oven. I was just going for slightly toasty.
- Mix maple syrup, honey, spices and oil in small saucepan on medium high, stirring, until bubbles start to form.
- Take syrup off the heat.
- Add roasted nuts to the saucepan and coat thoroughly.
- Spoon mixture onto parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 5 more minutes at the same temperature.
- Take out pan and let cool. Sprinkle a dash of salt onto the top of the nuts. Do not, although I totally did this, try to touch the nuts or the syrup. It is like molten lava and will burn the tip of your finger or worse your tongue. Resist until cooled completely.
- Pack in a Mason Jar or other air tight container. Should last a week or so, but I doubt they do.
These are great on ice cream, yogurt or just as a snack to munch on as you are stranded in your mountain cottage! Enjoy!